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Studio portrait of a woman sitting. Above her head is the French inscription, "Type d'une negresse civilisee a Kinshasa." Loosely translated the inscription reads, "Example of a Civilized Negro Woman from Kinshasa." Note: This is an example of colonial photography used to acquaint European audiences with life in the former African colonies and expresses the racial views of Europeans in 20th century.
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"Photography: Africa" (2021). Earnestine Jenkins Collection of Historical African American-African Diaspora Photographs. 12.